By Art Gallagher
Hopewell Township has passed an ordinance that regulates how often roosters can visit the hen house, how much noise they can make while they are visiting and requires they to be screened for infectious diseases before visiting, according to a report in the Trenton Times. Cocks caught crowing too much will be banned from hen houses for two years.
Someone should alert Cass Sunstein, the Administrator of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama White House. Sunstein is an advocate of animal rights who has argued that animals should be granted standing to file law suits.
The Times reported that the Hopewell Committee has been working on this issue for three years. I wonder if they considered unintended consequences: